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New Opioid Funding is a Welcome Start, But More Will Be Needed
New Opioid Funding is a Welcome Start, But More Will Be Needed

A $6 billion boost to fight the opioid epidemic - $3 billion in 2018 and $3 billion in 2019 - was a highlight of the 2-year, $400 billion federal budget passed last week by Congress. The injection of new funding will go toward state grants, public prevention programs and law ...

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    • DEA Relaxes Buprenorphine Prescribing Rules to Boost Rural Opioid Addiction Treatment

      The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has "deregulated" some restrictions on who is allowed to prescribe buprenorphine, to help expand the ...

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    • A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

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    • FDA calls for boxed warnings – its strongest warning – about dangers of drug-combining opioids with benzodiazepines

      We’ve advised readers many times about the dangers of drug-combining – taking two or more drugs that, in combination, create life-threatening side ...

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    • Benzo Detox Successes - Film Producer (Xanax, Prozac, Neurontin)

      It’s a miracle. A Miracle! I’ve been on Xanax for over 10 years as well as Prozac, Neurontin and I’m leaving feeling better than I have in 15 years! ...

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      You provided an environment that makes a bad situation (detox) something that can be dealt with, providing the utmost comfort , understanding and ...

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    • Benzo Detox Successes - Self-Employed (Methadone, Xanax, Klonopin)

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    • A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

      It was with great sadness that we lost Tom Petty last October and the latest report from the coroner demonstrates that there needs to be continued ...

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    • Deadly Fentanyl: 18 Cops Survive Exposure During Raid But 12-Year-Old At Birthday Sleepover Not So Lucky

      The headline above is about two separate events – a SWAT raid on a drug house and a kids’ birthday sleepover – not a single event. But it easily could ...

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    • America's drug deaths shifting from West to East - CDC

      In 1999, North and South Dakota were the only states in America with zero deaths from drug overdoses. America’s escalating prescription opioid ...

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    • Oxycontin Detox Successes - Student (Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Xanax, Clonidine, Nexium)

      Everyone here was so nice and attentive and the atmosphere here is surprisingly positive and incredibly safe. When I first got here I was dreading ...

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    • Oxycontin Detox Successes - Student (Fentanyl, OxyContin, Klonopin, Seroquel)

      My treatment at Novus was as pleasant as detoxification could be thanks to the methods used and a knowledgeable, compassionate staff . All of the ...

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    • Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers

      Heroin is often used as the poster child for addiction, but the vast majority of users found their introduction to drug use through another substance. ...

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    • Heroin Deaths Skyrocket in the Early 2000's

      Heroin use has always been a serious issue in the United States and across the world, but recent reports show that more people than ever are dying ...

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    • Heroin Detox Successes - Student (Heroin)

      Best detox I've ever been to. It was a very comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Everyone was awesome... I feel great , better than I've ever ...

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    • Heroin Detox Successes - Small Business Owner/Operator (Heroin)

      My stay at Novus was absolutely remarkable . After receiving treatment in several other detox facilities, my expectations were not very high. Those ...

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    • Heroin Detox Successes - Real Estate (Heroin, Methadone, Xanax, Valium)

      Before I came to Novus I was clean for 3 ½ years. While I was clean I was in a treatment program close to my home. During my time in that program I ...

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    • Tyrann (Honey Badger) Mathieu: "Getting Clean Was a Mind Thing"

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    • Police Need a Standard, Reliable Test for Marijuana DUI

      As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, the dangers of driving under its influence (DUI) have become a very real problem. The ...

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    • New Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Boost Recreational Cannabis Use and Increase Use Disorders as Well

      A new study by Columbia University Medical Center in New York City has found that every state that has legalized medical marijuana is experiencing ...

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    • Tyrann (Honey Badger) Mathieu: "Getting Clean Was a Mind Thing"

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    • Best-selling author, Susan Shapiro, says marijuana nearly ruined her life

      Susan Shapiro, best-selling American author of nine books and an award-winning professor of writing at The New School and New York University, says a ...

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    • High-Dose Methadone Detox: How Novus Medical Detox Center Does What Most Other Detox Centers Can't Do, An Interview with Kent Runyon

      An interview with Kent Runyon of Novus Medical Detox Center The prescription opioid called methadone has been used for decades to treat opioid ...

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    • Methadone replacement therapy cuts HIV-infection rates, but…

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    • Methadone Detox Successes - Charter Captain (Methadone, Xanax, Paxil)

      The people are amazing!!! My 10 day stay at Novus was like no detox I could imagine. The food was great , amenities were amazing and again, the people ...

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    • Methadone Detox Successes - Charter Captain (Methadone, Xanax, Paxil)

      The people are amazing!!! My 10 day stay at Novus was like no detox I could imagine. The food was great , amenities were amazing and again, the people ...

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    • Methadone Detox Successes - Audio Professional (Methadone, Cymbalta, Klonopin)

      Please continue your mission; as it is necessary to address the evils of chemical dependence. Please persist in your personalized efforts to simply ...

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    • Benzo Detox Successes - Self-Employed (Methadone, Xanax, Klonopin)

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    • In the Media: Kent Runyon Discussing the Opioid Crisis on Bay News Channel 9 Tampa Bay

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      Everyone here was so nice and attentive and the atmosphere here is surprisingly positive and incredibly safe. When I first got here I was dreading ...

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    • Oxycontin Detox Successes - Sales Rep (Oxycodone, OxyContin, Xanax)

      Amazing that after years of heavy opiate use I am now, eleven days after entering your facility, I'm drug free and feeling great . The quality ...

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      Everyone here was so nice and attentive and the atmosphere here is surprisingly positive and incredibly safe. When I first got here I was dreading ...

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    • Oxycontin Detox Successes - Sales Rep (Oxycodone, OxyContin, Xanax)

      Amazing that after years of heavy opiate use I am now, eleven days after entering your facility, I'm drug free and feeling great . The quality ...

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      Great facilities, great staff — nice and courteous . Everyone here was very helpful and supportive. Food doesn’t’ get any better. Kitchen staff was ...

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      After suffering years of massively negative public relations and countless lawsuits for its role in helping create the opioid epidemic, Purdue Pharma ...

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      Everything was great at my visit here. I was doing 180-210 mg of OxyContin a day . It became ridiculous spending most of my money on pills and ...

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      I believe you catered to every need I had in order for me to be as comfortable as possible. All Novus personnel have been wonderful. I never thought ...

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      Everyone here was so nice and attentive and the atmosphere here is surprisingly positive and incredibly safe. When I first got here I was dreading ...

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      Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia have filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that two pharmaceutical Suboxone Drugmaker companies have ...

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      The Maine governor wants to end state funding for methadone treatment for opiate addiction and put everything into Suboxone, which has sparked heated ...

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      Your detox service is excellent . No comment to improve. Sober is the only way to be happy and accomplish needed objectives . The mental health ...

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      Your detox service is excellent . No comment to improve. Sober is the only way to be happy and accomplish needed objectives . The mental health ...

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      (emphasis added in bold ) From the second I arrived at Novus I was greeted by your staff, met every need right away. I can't say enough about your ...

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      My experiences at Novus are nothing more than life changing and memorable . It’s a wonderful place. You’ve done something very awesome here at Novus. ...

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      The entire staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I believe it will help me to utilize the ...

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      Everything was great at my visit here. I was doing 180-210 mg of OxyContin a day . It became ridiculous spending most of my money on pills and ...

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      The people are amazing!!! My 10 day stay at Novus was like no detox I could imagine. The food was great , amenities were amazing and again, the people ...

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      The entire staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I believe it will help me to utilize the ...

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      I came to a realization that my life was out of control . With a few clicks on the internet and a few phone calls I found the right detox and am very ...

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      The entire staff is extremely helpful and go out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I believe it will help me to utilize the ...

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